The Science of Reading: Why Didn’t We Learn What We Needed to Know in College?
By Donna Hejtmanek, Former Educator and Founder of “Science of Reading–What I Should Have Learned in College” Facebook Group
Originally recorded for EDVIEW360
While serving on Wisconsin’s Read to Lead Literacy Council, Donna Hejtmanek helped implement Wisconsin's first bill focused on dyslexia education. As a former educator, she realized most colleges fail to teach future educators the proper way to teach literacy. She started a Facebook group called, "Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned in College" to empower educators to teach literacy and has amassed 80,000 members. Her vision—and her concerns—are resonating with teachers across the nation, and she hopes to use that momentum to inspire educational reform. Check out this lively and engaging discussion with Hejtmanek as she explains what all teachers should know about literacy.
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